POS Test, Volume 3

Pictured: Two people who have ZERO agency in my life, but apparently have 100% agency in others.

It’s that time of year again. Time to see how much of a raging collectivist you might be. You can view the original test here and the first update here. The next update will be coming your way in January of next year.

So why do I do these twice a year, anyway? There are two reasons.

First, you may have changed your emotional stake about certain things in the last six months. Someone with a POS (Paranoid Oppressed Supremacist) Score in the 90s six months ago could take this new one and get a score in the low 60s because he or she realized that having an emotional stake in any social/political issues generally does not lead to any kind of self-improvement.

The second reason is because it seems that every six months or so, a new current event takes place that gives seemingly everyone a collectivist knee-jerk reaction. I’ve seen people on my social media feeds who never post about social/political stuff all of a sudden post all kinds of crazy social/political stuff after certain current events.

Case in point: The MS Douglas high school shootings. It just so happened that MS Douglas was the rival of my high school, so when that happened, I suddenly saw a whole bunch more social/political posts on my social media feeds from people local to me who never posted about that kind of stuff even weeks before. This might make them score higher on the next POS test.

Being a POS is a temptation, and a very seductive one at that. It can take a person who is normally harmless and unassuming and turn them into a psychopath online. Even at that point, they are still alright. After all, everyone is allowed to have opinions. Words are not actions. Actions ARE the words, always. So if someone wants to squawk about Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders or conspiracies or conspiracy theorists or Roseanne or any other person or event that makes them mad, that’s perfectly fine. It may be a tragic waste of energy, a clear lack of Immortal Individuality, but everyone has the right to an opinion. And if they choose to spew it all over the internet, so be it. I kind of do that in this blog, right? So who am I to put anyone on trial?

The problem is if they take their craving for external solutions off of the web. Then its over. Collectivists (of any kind, for any “side” or “cause,”) are a massive hive mind. They live by the us-vs-them mentality and like any efficient religion, will seek out and eliminate or convert those who do not agree with them.

And to be honest, I don’t want anyone in that second group reading this blog. This blog, and my brand, is to help people achieve Immortal Individuality. I² is not for activists. It is for people who want to make themselves better for themselves (even FORMER activists). This test measures how much emotional stake you have in certain issues. You can remove said emotional stake if you are not an activist. Being an activist pretty much assumes you have maximum emotional stake in whatever issue your are fighting for/against.

The second you become an activist is the moment you have given up your individuality…which, of course, gets brought back the second you stop being an activist. Being the son of an activist, I understand that like any sense of being, individuality comes and goes. I’ll never openly dislike activists. My “live and let live” code simply does not allow it.

With that introduction of sorts out of the way, allow me to present the third installment of this test. All the questions are generally the same as well as my responses, but I will add a few (and my responses to those throughout my life as well).

Good luck!

If you are under 18, immediately add 10 points. You are at an age where you are extremely impressionable and suspect to all kinds of programming from other POS’s, from your parents to your teachers, to yes, even me. Also, when you are 18, society pretty much dictates that you take yourself as seriously as humanly possible.

If you are under 25, add 5 points. You are still impressionable, and even worse, you (often belligerently) shout that you aren’t impressionable while you regurgitate the very sources that influenced you. I myself have done this when I was in my early 20s.

If you are currently in high school or college, add 20 points. You are around POS fueled ideas all around you when you are in school. Whether you like it or not, you are affected by them.

Add 30 points if you have been to a demonstration, protest, or anything similar to the picture at the beginning of the article in the past six months. Doing this kind of stuff is not only a tragic waste of energy, but it is also a violent violation of individual human rights. No matter the cause, deciding to inconvenience others because you feel inconvenienced reveals some very toxic qualities.

If you have personally organized or led any of said demonstrations or protests, give yourself 100 and do not bother taking the test. Your mind is already made up. Have fun selfishly telling others what is best for them.

Part one: Religion

Do you believe in a Supreme Being/Deity?
Yes and the relationship is direct = 5
Yes but the relationship is not direct = 2
No = 5

Religion, in general:
Is the core of our culture = 5
Has been holding back humans for centuries, if not millennia = 5
Has good and bad aspects, like anything else really = 2

Do you know what Nihilism is?
Yes and I am a Nihilist = 5
Yes and I dislike it = 5
Yes and I am indifferent to it = 2
No = 2

Religious institutions should pay taxes.
Yes, but only the religions I do not like = 6
Yes, all of them = 4
No = 6
Taxes shouldn’t exist anyways = 6

Prayer in school…
Should be a requirement = 5
Should be available, but not necessary = 2
Shouldn’t be allowed at all = 5

Religion score: 21, 21, 12, 12

Part two: Race/sex/Gender relations

_____ Lives Matter.
(Any specific race) = 5
All = 5
No = 2

A famous person says something potentially racist on social media. As a result, their show is cancelled. What is your response?
Good! He/she doesn’t deserve to be on TV after that! = 5
This is a clear attack on free speech! = 5
I liked the show. Sucks that its cancelled. = 1

There is a war on:
Men = 5
Women = 5
LGBTs = 5
Um, humanity I guess? = 2

All heterosexual men are rapists.
True = 5
False = 5
Wait, what? Someone actually argues this? = 2

I can’t have sex the way I wanted to before, so now pursuing any kind of sex is illegal.
True = 5
False = 5
Wait, what? Someone actually argues this? = 2

I need Feminism because…
Women are still oppressed = 8
I actually have to answer this? Meh, let them make their cases. Live and let live = 2
NO! We need Men’s Rights instead! = 8

Do you know what the term “cisgendered” means?
Yes. They are harmful no matter what they do= 5
Yes but they are only as harmful as their actions = 3
No = 1

Do you know what a “cuck” means?
Yes and you are one for disagreeing with me = 5
Yes but I know what it actually means (which is pretty weird) = 3
No = 1

Do you believe that there is a “Rape Culture?”
Yes, men get away with rape all the time = 6
No, its an invention by raging feminists to control men’s sex lives = 6
Yes and it sucks no matter who you are = 4
Possibly. If there is, it isn’t as bad as it used to be = 2

Is slowly being drained from us = 4
Is part of the evil patriarchy = 4
Has both good and bad aspects that should be micromanaged accordingly = 2

Is a sign of strength and is under fire = 4
Is sign of weakness = 4
Has both good and bad aspects that should be micromanaged accordingly = 2

“Hookup Culture:”
Gives chicks too much choice in dating = 5
Allows people better access to potential partners and allows dating to be much easier than before = 2
Allows bad men to run around = 5

Do you know what “Body Positivity” is?
Yes and I am a proponent of it = 5
Yes and trolling them is hilarious = 5
Yes, but people should make their own decisions about their weight = 3
No = 2

Race/Gender/Sex Relations score = 38, 45, 30, 30

Online etiquette/regulation section

How often do you post about social/political stuff online?
Several times a day. People need to understand what is going on! = 12
7-10 times a week. I usually feel better if I post about these events that make me mad = 8
At most 7 times a week. I ignore some things, but most things really get to me = 6
1-2 times a week. I ignore most things, but some things really get to me = 5
At most once a week. And usually its just some joke or meme involving social/political stuff = 3
Less than once a week, just to let people know I’m alive = 2
At most five times a year. I have zero emotional stake in any of it = 1

The act of trolling:
Is hilarious even if I’m being trolled = 2
Is cyberbullying and should be against the law! = 8
Is hilarious unless I’m being trolled = 6

You post something questionable online and your account gets banned temporarily. Your next actions?
Make a new account and post something even worse. My freedom of speech will NEVER be taken away! = 8
Wait until the ban gets lifted, but complain about it forever = 5
Wait until the ban gets lifted and stop posting stuff like that on that platform = 1

Net Neutrality:
Needs to be a physical law! = 5
Is not necessary! ISPs should be able to do what they want! = 5
Should probably exist in some aspect, as long there are laws for the government’s ISPs as well = 2

Should the government be able to have access to the online presences of citizens?
Yes, they know what is best for us = 5
No, it is not moral = 5
Probably, but citizens should also have access to the government’s online presences as well = 2

Online etiquette/regulation score: 32, 22, 14, 8

Government/Politics section

The government:
Needs to stop bombing people and instead help poor people! = 5
Needs to protect us but stay out of our business! = 5
Needs to take go away and let citizens govern themselves! = 5
Is just kinda there and doesn’t affect me much = 2

A former president gives a whole bunch of money to a movie/TV Show streaming service. As far as it is known, this does not change any of the content. Your response?
Stop using it forever, for it has now become polluted by a president that I despise = 8
Upgrade to a premium membership! I proudly voted for this president both terms! = 8
Keep your subscription, but if you see one ad with the president in it, its over = 6
Keep or end your subscription as necessary. This doesn’t affect you. = 1

Political party affiliation:
Democrat = 4
Republican = 4
Third Party = 3
Anarcho-Communist/Marxist = 3
Anarcho-Capitalist/Libertarian = 3
None = 1

I vote for:
What/whoever I think is best for myself and others = 7
What/whoever can make my life better = 5
I do not vote. As an anarchist, I believe that voting is a statist microaggression = 5
I do not vote. I do not think it is worth it = 2

Acts of mass murder/terrorism:
Take place because we have too many guns in this country = 5
Take place because citizens are told not to open carry = 5
Are false flags designed to distract people = 7
Take place because we’re part of a violent culture = 5
Just plain suck no matter how they happen = 2

Standing for the anthem during events:
Should be required by law = 5
Is an act of nationalism and imperialism = 5
People should make their own decisions about it without consequence = 2

Standing for the pledge of allegiance at school:
Should be required by law = 5
Is an act of nationalism and imperialism = 5
People should make their own decisions about it without consequence = 2

I am obligated to do what is right for my nation/race.
Yes = 5
No = 2

Politics/government score: 31, 31, 24, 17

Redemption/confirmation question: My worldviews:
Are The Truth™. People need to wake up™! = 20
Make sense to me, but its alright if others disagree = -10 (also remove your under 18, under 25, or in college additional score)
Make sense to me, and I wish others would consider them = 10
Don’t make sense to me, but I feel like I have to follow them anyways = 10

What does your score mean (To me)? First let’s go over my own scores.

The numbers in red are my answers until I finished high school at 18. Because of a few events where I was treated poorly by the opposite sex, I was kind of mad at them for a while. I also just discovered the concepts of anarchy and nihilism so I was kind of using them to project my insecurities onto others. I was very edgy in my teen years and I was convinced that I knew about things that others did not know. My Under 18 POS score was well over 100, approaching 150. Ouch.

The numbers in blue are my answers from 18 until 25. My first few years of college took place during this time, and my feelings towards the opposite sex turned a complete 180. This happened because I explored a host of hyper-progressive concepts at the time. I was still an anarchist at the core, but I also began reading Marxist and feminist philosophy at the time as per some of my school curriculum. I agreed with a good bit of the philosophies I encountered, and would talk about them quite a bit, wasting tons of energy. My 18-25 POS Score was over 150, even higher than in my high school years. AND I had less points added at the beginning and the end. No wonder I couldn’t achieve anything significant in my life for a while, I was too busy trying to save the world!

The numbers in purple are my answers from 25 until 35. My last years of college took place during this period, with pockets of time off here and there. During this period I had an economics teacher who would play presentations by John Stossel, a staunch libertarian. My bowling coach also preached about self accountability. Because these made so much more sense to me than Marxism, I decided to explore libertarian philosophies. My 25-35 POS score = 65 or so (85 during my college years). I did a lot of good things for myself during this period, including staying at a job for 8 years, overcoming really deep depression, and enjoying a very flourishing love life (compared to other men this age). This goes to show that when you stop wasting energy trying to save the world, you’ll get much more things done in your life.

And now the numbers in green, which are my current answers. One of the reasons I have decided to update this test is because with each passing few months, people have more and more things that they decide they need to save the world from. And the sad part about this test is that the score will never get lower because newer issues get thrust upon us constantly. And at 35, I get more and more aware of this. This is why I wrote about a collectivist inquisition. Saving the world has become less of a temptation and more of a religion. It’s very unfortunate, but that’s just how it is. My current POS score is about 50. There are still some things I feel strongly about, but the point is that I know my opinions are just opinions.

In fact, the most important question is that one at the end, the redemption/confirmation question. If you take your beliefs and opinions too seriously to where you they literally define who you are, like with this person, things will not work out well for you in the long term, and you certainly will not be happy in the long term.

So if you scored anything above 80 on this test, and especially if you selected that first option on that final redemption/confirmation question, take a good, hard look at if these outside forces you intend to fight against is really holding you back. Chances are very, very good that they are not, and you are wasting your energy, big time.

Life is about accepting, adapting, and adjusting to what happens around you. That is how Immortal Individuality is achieved. If you scored really high on this, it means that your emotional stake is in things around you instead of your own actions. Simply put, it means that the world around you has some semblance of power over your world. Outside forces should never have too much agency, no matter who you are.

Here’s a little secret: If everything around you operated the way you wanted it to, you would still not be happy. You would still be cherry picking things that needed to be “fixed.” This is a very deep and dangerous rabbit hole to jump down. If you scored high on this test, you have been tempted by it. Take that energy and focus it on other things that make you happier. It WILL make you happier or my name isn’t Joelsuf.

Here’s another secret. Progress is never achieved on a grand scale. It is always achieved on an individual basis. You “solve” things one person at a time. How do you do that? By being the light that other people want to follow. There is a reason why all of these major religious figures changed the lives of people all by their lonesome. It is because they inspired others with their discoveries, their achievements, their teachings and their own sense of Immortal Individuality.

The world around you will never be perfect. Resist the temptation to wish that it was. Use that energy to improve yourself.


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